Don't know who this unfortunate saint is, whose statue can be found in the Sint-Petrus'-Bandenkerk (Church of Saint Peter in Chains) in Leende (Netherlands). This is a late-gothic basilica. The choir dates from around 1400 while the ship dates from the second half of the fifteenth century. The church is an example of the so-called Maasgothic style, found in many churches in the basin of the river Meuse in Belgium and the south of the Netherlands. Distinctive for this style are the capitals of the pillars, decorated with leaves, and the cross-rib vaults connected by extra ribs along the ridge.
The remarkable spire dates from 1714, after a fire caused by lightning destroyed the previous one. The bulb in the spire, which gives it an Oriental or even Russian look, is popularly called the 'Lindse Blaos' in dialect. This could either mean the bubble or the bladder from Leende. Its characteristic silhouette is visible from afar. The tower is supported by four buttresses at the angles, one of which has the function of a staircase and is crowned by a separate peak.
Part of the historic allure of the church was lost at the end of the 19th century, when it was renovated in the neo-Gothic style by architects Carl Weber and Pierre Cuypers. .